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Uganda Nodding Disease

NORTHERN UGANDA: Thousands of children in northern Uganda have fallen ill with a fatal, incurable disease known as nodding disease. The disease has killed more than 200 Ugandan children ages 5-15 and affected 3,500 others.

Food for the Hungry is responding by setting up trainings in three districts, covering 118 villages, to help educate children and parents on prevention and treatment. Through trainings and psychosocial support, parents are learning to identify and treat early signs of the disease.

Relief

Baffling medical experts, thousands of Ugandan children are contracting nodding disease, which causes mental retardation or death in northern Uganda.

NEEDS: Education provided to parents for treatment of disease.

 

WHAT YOU CAN DO

Pray

Pray for parents and children affected by this disease and resources to help them.

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